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EPA and National Association of Manufacturers to Sign Historic Memorandum of Understanding in Georgetown, KY


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help improve the energy efficiency of U.S. manufacturers. This is the first-ever agreement between EPA and NAM, the nationís oldest and largest industrial trade association. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson also will present Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) with its second Energy Star Plant Award for its commitment to energy efficiency.

WHO: EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson; National Association of Manufacturers President John Engler and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc. President Steve St. Angelo

WHAT: MOU ceremonial signing

WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2008 from 10:00 until 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK)
1001 Cherry Blossom Way
Georgetown, KY 40324

ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 50 different kinds of products, new homes and commercial and industrial buildings. Products and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved about $14 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 25 million vehicles.


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